- Fully open to public visitors along with Simply Shopping Fest HONG KONG, July 14, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 38th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and 8th HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 29 July to 2 August, presenting a dazzling array of exquisite jewellery and jewellery-making materials. The two shows will be fully open to public, welcoming jewellery lovers to enjoy the displays and purchase precious items. In parallel with the twin jewellery shows, the HKTDC will stage the inaugural Simply Shopping Fest, bringing together a variety of gourmet foods and wine, home and living products, as well as toys and leisure products to offer the public a rewarding one-stop shopping experience. 430+ global exhibitors participate in twin jewellery shows This year’s twin jewellery shows have attracted more than 430 exhibitors. In addition to local jewellery companies, exhibitors from Mainland China, Germany, Italy, Japan and Singapore are taking part in the event, including the Italian pavilion that comprises some 20 exhibitors. In addition, the Asia Pacific Creator Association will present innovative jewellery creations from a number of Hong Kong designers. Sophia Chong, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC, said: “Many exhibitors taking part in the jewellery shows have continued to explore opportunities in the retail market during the pandemic, while local consumers crave for jewellery pieces with unique designs and attractive pricing. That’s why we have fully opened this year’s shows to public visitors. At the same time, Simply Shopping Fest will feature six exhibit zones with more than 540 exhibitors showcasing products from Taiwan, Japan, Australia and France, along with other countries and regions. The government will soon issue the second phase of the Consumption Voucher Scheme (CVS), which will stimulate the local public to embark on a new wave of spending. In addition, the opening of the MTR Exhibition Centre Station will provide greater convenience for many, elevating the entire shopping experience at the three fairs.” Jewellery industry further explores local market and online business Helped by the stabilisation of the local pandemic situation in April and May and the first phase of the CVS by the government, Hong Kong’s total retail sales rose in value by 4.7% year on year in April and May. It is expected that the second phase of the CVS and other government measures will continue to stimulate the local jewellery retail market. Lawrence Ma, Chairman of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Fair Organising Committee, pointed out that the continuation of the pandemic combined with increased geopolitical and global economic uncertainty have led many in the jewellery industry to shift their focus to the local market in addition to online opportunities. “More and more jewellery retailers are looking to expand their online sales business and promote their brands and products to the target consumer market through livestreaming and social media promotion,” Mr Ma said. Exquisite jewellery pieces make their Hong Kong debut This year’s Hong Kong International Jewellery Show consists of five highlighted zones, including “World of Glamour”, which showcases the artistry and world-renowned expertise of Hong Kong’s fine jewellery sector and has attracted many well-known local jewellery companies to participate. “Fine Jewellery”, meanwhile, showcases a wide variety of fine jewellery from around the world. Featured products in the two fair spotlights include: - The “Secret Garden” collection from Zuri Jewelry Company Limited (Booth 3D-D16). Inspired by the masterpieces of impressionist painter Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show open at end of July Claude Monet, Zuri combines natural-colour diamonds gifted by nature with modern jewellery design, presenting a feast of flower-shaped highend jewellery that people will adore. - The “Spring Miracle.Bee” collection 18K White Gold Diamond Earrings from Dai Sun Jewellery Company Limited (Booth 3G-A10) highlight the beauty of nature in the design. - Jadeite Cabochon and Diamond Earrings from On Tung Company (Booth 3E-F02), beset by hexagon-shaped, kite-shaped, and oval-cut diamonds with a classic and timeless jadeite design. - A variety of wedding jewellery, including the 18K Yellow & White Gold Diamond with Natural Golden South Sea Pearl Necklace and Brooch from Wing Hang South Sea Pearl Company Limited (Booth 3E-C16) and the Calla Lily Pure Gold Collection from Just Gold Company (Booth 3E-D02). Other fair highlights include “Antique & Vintage Jewellery”, which presents a variety of magnificent antique jewellery showcasing timeless craftsmanship and charm; “Silver and Finished Jewellery”, which showcases vibrant and fashionable jewellery collections; and “Tools & Equipment and Packaging” where a broad array of jewellery tools and packaging items will be showcased. Materials for making unique jewellery items The main focus of the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show is on quality jewellery materials. Many exhibitors will feature loose diamonds in various cuttings along with coloured gemstones and pearls from different origins. Visitors can choose their favourite diamonds, gemstones and other jewellery materials, and then match with different accessories to design and make their own unique jewellery items. Featured products in the show include: - Pink Morganite from RMC Gems Limited (Booth 3F-F04), with a magnificent pear-shaped cut. This is another member of the beryl family of gems coming in various hues of pink and resembling a pink diamond. - A uniquely shaped diamond ring with two precious gemstones from Dynamic International (Booth 3D-B02). The two gemstones are a purplish-red Sri Lankan ruby and a vivid bluish-green Zambian emerald, both displaying a checkerboard cut. - An elegant South Sea Pearl String from J Ocean Pearl Jewellery Limited (Booth 3G-E12). Bid on favourite jewellery items with discounts of up to 90% Since this year’s shows are fully open to jewellery enthusiasts, sharing sessions are being organised to help enhance the public’s jewellery knowledge. Topics will include “Diamond, Arts and Science”, “The Creation and Appreciation of Jewellery”, “The Tradition and Future of Craftsmanship” and “Why Choose Sustainable Pearls” along with the “Handmade Rose Earrings Workshop”. Jewellery Smart Bidding will also take place, with auction items including an 18K colour diamond earrings and ring collection and an 18K South Sea white pearl and diamond pendant. Visitors can bid for their favourite products starting at 10% of the original retail price. Numerous jewellery parades and lucky draws will also be held during the exhibition. Visitors who spend more than HK$1,000 in a single receipt can redeem a lucky draw coupon, with fabulous prizes such as gold tiger ornaments and a Bijoumontre Petit Series wrist watch on offer. In addition, the award ceremony for the 23rd Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition Award will be held on the first day of the show to encourage and reward local jewellery design talents. The winning designs will be displayed in the south lobby of Hall 3FG during the show.